Paula is a Project Director at Closed Loop Partners, an investment and advisory services firm focused on building the circular economy. She manages research projects and cross-brand collaborations in packaging and apparel recycling, evaluating technologies and accelerating investment and speed to market for solutions that are both safe and circular. Paula has worked across sectors and along the supply chain in various operations and marketing roles. She began her career in water policy and later launched a startup that upcycled textile waste and employed women coming home from prison. Before joining Closed Loop Partners, she worked in operations and sourcing roles for brands including Nike, Amazon, and Starbucks. She received her bachelors from Cal Berkeley and her MBA and MS at the University of Michigan.